Walden and district snooker players lift Stortford Challenge shield
PUBLISHED: 11:03 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:03 31 March 2015
The Saffron Walden and District Snooker League representative team lifted the ninth annual Bishop's Stortford Challenge shield at the weekend.
Sponsored by AJ Electrical, the four-round tournament saw six players from the Walden competition take on a team from the Bishop’s Stortford and District Snooker League.
Saffron Walden was represented by Andrew Green, John Manley, Aaron Gibson, Peter Saville, Mark Patmore and Phil Chapman.
Walden raced into an early lead, winning the first two rounds 11-1 and 9-3 respectively, to lead 20-4 overall. With the damage done, Walden secured the title in round three with a 7-5 win. Round four was a formality but Walden continued their excellent form on the day to take it 9-3 and to finish with an aggregate score of 36-12 for the tournament.
Saville was named player of the tournament after winning seven out of 8 frames and registering the highest break of the day.
A spokesman for the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League said: “The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Marc Ridout and Malcolm Springham for organising and running the tournament which was played with a competitive but friendly spirit.
“Thanks also to Old Harlow War Memorial Club for allowing us to use the snooker tables for this tournament and for laying on a buffet feast which was enjoyed by all the players, and finally many thanks to our tournament sponsors, AJ Electrical.”